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Back to School Guidance 2022-04-22T07:45:23-06:00
School Updates

What you need to know about COVID-19 and how the latest Public Health Order affects your school.

Masks

The statewide mask mandate is lifted and masking policies are up to schools and districts. HOWEVER, it is REQUIRED that those returning to school from five days of self isolation (testing positive) wear a mask for days six through 10.

Testing

Test to Stay will no longer be required. In addition, Test to Stay may include those with community exposure to COVID-19.

Also note:

  • Over-the-counter rapid antigen COVID tests taken at home may be used for all testing requirements when accompanied with a signed assurance.
  • Two rapid antigen tests taken 24-48 hours apart may be used for ruling out COVID in symptomatic individuals.
  • Schools are no longer required to provide student testing programs.

Music

Bell covers on wind instruments are no longer required.


For More Info

The COVID-Response Toolkit contains updated guidelines on all other COVID-safe practices and requirements.

Get Boosted!

Ensuring that you and your family are fully vaccinated (including the booster) remains the best defense against infection. The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for ages 5 and older. You can register your child here.

NMPED Covid-19 Response Toolkit for Public Schools
April 22, 2022

Additional Resources


Archived Resources

School Site Visit Status Forms

March 11, 2022 Toolkit
February 9, 2022 Toolkit
January 19, 2022 Toolkit
January 12, 2022 Toolkit
November 2, 2021 Toolkit
November 1, 2021 Toolkit
September 14, 2021 Toolkit
September 2, 2021 Toolkit
August 24, 2021 Toolkit
August 23, 2021 Toolkit
July 26, 2021 Toolkit

  1. February 5, 2021 – NMPED: CTE Guidance: In-Person and Hybrid models
  2. January 24, 2021 – NMPED: Support for High School Seniors During SY 2020-2021
  3. December 7, 2020 – NMPED: Family Engagement Guidance
  4. November 10, 2020 – NMPED: School Activities: Guidance During the Covid-19 Pandemic
  5. October 5, 2020 – NMPED: Science Lab & Materials Safety
  6. October 5, 2020 – NMPED: Classroom Math Materials Safety
  7. October 2, 2020 – NMPED: New Mexico Outdoor Learning
  8. September 11, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Librarians
  9. August 7, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Schools on Tribal Lands
  10. August 5, 2020 – NMPED: NMPED Reentry Webinar Series
  11. August 4, 2020 – NMPED: Memorandum Regarding Staff Reporting During Remote Learning
  12. July 30, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance on Attendance Policies for Reentry
  13. July 29, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Supporting English Learners and Bilingual Multicultural Programming During Reentry
  14. July 29, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Supporting Native American Students
  15. July 29, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance on Educator Evaluation for School year 2020-2021
  16. July 28, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Pre-K Programming During Reentry
  17. July 27, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Remote Instruction
  18. July 20, 2020 – NMPED: Comprehensive Instructional Support Including Priority Standards for Reentry
  19. July 13, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Special Education upon Reentry
  20. July 10, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Virtual Classroom Considerations
  21. July 9, 2020 – NMPED: Graduation Guidance for Hybrid and Remote Learning
  22. July 8, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance for Instructional Acceleration
  23. July 8, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance on Formative Assessment and Identifying Learning Needs upon Reentry
  24. July 8, 2020 – NMPED: Guidance on Grading Policies for Reentry
  25. July 6, 2020 – NMPED: Supporting Student Teachers During Reentry
  26. July 6, 2020 – NMPED: CTE Guidance for Reentry


Please direct all health related inquiries to 1-855-600-3453
Para assistencia con situaciónes de salud pública y coronavirus, llamada 1-855-600-3453

For education related inquiries, please call the PED at 505-827-5800
Para assistencia con situaciónes educación, llamada 505-827-5800

OSERS/OSEP will continue to work with state and local leaders to identify any additional areas where it can provide information to support stakeholders in their important work.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit:

ED COVID-19 Information and Resources
www.ed.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Government COVID-19 Information and Resources
www.coronavirus.gov

Page last updated April 22, 2022